Annual Meeting and Conference FUN Activities
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We are excited to present these extra fun and educational activities for the upcoming Annual Meeting and Conference. We hope that these activities add value to your experience at a VHMA event. These activities are optional attendance and can be selected when you register for the event.




Hospital Tour: DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital


There is no cost for the hospital tour.


The shuttle bus will depart from the hotel at 6:00 p.m. and return approximately at 8:30 p.m.


Pizza will be provided during the tour for those who will not have time to eat before.

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital is a non-profit, 24-hour emergency and critical care hospital in Portland, Oregon. As a veterinary teaching hospital and a triple AAHA-accredited specialty facility, DoveLewis provides top quality continuing education, internships, and externships for veterinarians and technicians from around the world. The development of the optimal way for DoveLewis to expand its education mission and reach as a non-profit organization.

Developed by the staff at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, is a web-based staff training program providing video content and tools to veterinary practices and educational institutions. Launching in 2011 as On the Floor @Dove, the website offers over 450 procedural shorts produced by DoveLewis with real patients and medical and management staff on the hospital floor. Through, DoveLewis is able to speak directly to its’ premium members by teaching various procedures, from basic to advanced and specialty too, in a real hospital setting in real time.

In addition to DoveLewis’ educational services program, the hospital provides several other donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the region’s largest volunteer-based animal blood banks; a nationally recognized pet loss support program; animal-assisted therapy made possible through a partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind; stabilizing care for lost, stray, wild, and abused animals; and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families.



On the Floor @Dove is a VHMA Business Alliance Partner.







Group Dinners: For those looking to enjoy more networking time with colleagues, group dinners will be offered--a signup sheet will be available at the registration desk. Individuals will be responsible for their own expenses.










Dinner and Wine Tasting: English Estate Winery


Cost for dinner and wine tasting: $28 (inclusive).


The shuttle bus will depart from the hotel at 5:45 p.m. and return at approximately 9:30 p.m.



Vancouver, Washington’s first winery. Founder, Carl English, first planted grapes in 1980 on land his family has owned since 1903. The winery and tasting room opened to the public in 2000.

They grow Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Semillon and Gevürstraminer on the 20 acre farm and produce fruit forward wines and nectars.

Most of their wine is sold in the popular 3 liter bag-in-box packaging which allows customers to enjoy a glass at a time with no waste. Come into see this unique packaging system that is catching on with more and more small wineries. They also offer our wines in good old-fashioned bottles.



Laboratory Tour: Antech Diagnostics


There is no cost for the laborary tour. 


The shuttle bus will depart from hotel at 5:45 p.m. and return at approximately 8:30 p.m.

A bar and appetizers will be served.




Accurate, timely laboratory results have been the hallmark of ANTECH® Diagnostics for over 25 years in the veterinary industry. With 60 plus state-of-the-art reference laboratory locations, we currently service more than 17,000 animal hospitals throughout North America. Currently ANTECH Diagnostics processes approximately 45,000 samples daily. Besides providing excellent laboratory services for companion animals, we also specialize in equine diagnostics. Core departments for laboratory services are Chemistry, Cytology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Histology, Microbiology, Parasitology and Serology. Commitment to accuracy is extremely important to us. Highly trained laboratory professionals perform daily diagnostic equipment calibrations. In addition, all of our laboratory results are delivered in a timely fashion.  

If you should require a patient consultation, we have over 120 board-certified specialists available to answer any questions. Because we know your time is valuable, patient laboratory results, trending diagnostic tools and much more are available through our secured ANTECH On Line portal and mobile application. Veterinarians can access our finding on their Android™ and iOS platforms, so laboratory results are never more than a click away. ANTECH Diagnostics also has telemedicine and Internet PACS through AIS (ANTECH Imaging Services). AIS board-certified radiologists review over 1,000 radiographs daily and reports are available online, via fax or e-mail. Average turnaround time is three hours, with STAT availability.

As further proof of our commitment to veterinary excellence, ANTECH Diagnostics offers practice enhancement programs, with a keen focus on continuing education. ANTECH Diagnostics annually invests in new technology, diagnostic laboratory equipment and technical training for laboratory technicians. ANTECH Diagnostics: accuracy you can rely on.



Antech is a VHMA Business Alliance Partner.


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